Finding an anchor in an anchorless world

We live in a world rife with social unrest, political chaos, competing ideologies and pressures to conform (or at least look the other way). Our belief systems are always being challenged if not directly attacked. So how do we find anchor? What keeps us from being swept up in the storm or crushed against the rocks? As always, there's an answer that has stood the test of time, and it (He) provides all the security we need.
Tags:  Hope, Advent, Faith, Confidence, Tamasy

Nothing to fear but fear itself

President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his first inaugural address, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself." Yeh, right. How about fear of speaking up, or fear of public speaking, fear of rejection, or fear of missing out? We're all familiar with fear and anxiety in some form or another. So how does God factor into these moments?
Tags:  Fear, Afraid, Confidence, Tamasy

Genuine hope versus 'hope so'

Disasters, tragedies, violence, political upheaval, ... it's easy to lose hope and fall into despair. Too often, the best we can say when thinking about better outcomes is "I hope ..." and we find ourselves clinging to wishful thinking. Practically applied in our lives, how does biblical hope look different than 'hope so?'
Tags:  Hope, Faith, Trust, Tamasy

The marketplace cowboy

Restless curiosity. Whatever happened to that? When did we stop thinking up new questions and daring to chase down their answers? Perhaps we should be a revisit the spirit of the cowboy we used to celebrate when we were kids.
Tags:  Curiosity, Boldness, Tamasy

You want me to do what?!

In today’s harsh world, it’s easy to find things offensive and to take issue with things that seem unfair or just outright wrong. It might be hurtful words people have said, not getting credit for your hard work, an unresolved family dispute, or any number of things that festers and infects our relationships. Unfortunately, there’s only one way of getting rid of grudges: FORGIVE.
Tags:  Forgiveness, Tamasy

The forgiveness challenge

When someone lets you down or offends you, the normal response is to avoid them. Take your business elsewhere. Don't ask them for help again. Once bitten, twice shy. But this approach is actually bad for business. It can destroy partnerships, leadership teams, even entire organizations. There's a better way. It's not easy, but it's simple.
Tags:  Forgiveness, Tamasy

Gratitude as a motivator

It's one thing to get fired up about something at a conference or training seminar. It's another thing to sustain that excitement once you're back in the “valley” of everyday workplace challenges. How, then, can we find the motivation we need to not only establish and start pursuing worthwhile goals, but also to sustain the effort?
Tags:  Gratitude, Thankful, Tamasy